Gloria Ann Jackson (Pettengill), age 74, of Lutz, Fl, passed away peacefully at home on April 9, 2013 surrounded by close family. She was a long time resident of Colorado. She was born in Alamosa, CO and raised her family in Colorado Springs. She moved to Florida in 1987. Gloria enjoyed dancing, being at the beach and on the water. She and husband, Dan, lead a country dance team which was part of many Tampa Bay area festivals. She had a green thumb and loved gardening and tending to her orchids. She was preceded in the death by her son Ken and her sisters Pat Shea and Linda Pettengill, and her parents, Charles and Marcella Pettengill. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dan; her children Stephen (Lynette) Armstrong of Alvin, TX; Katherine Armstrong of Mesa, AZ; Kevin (Carole) Jackson of Colorado Springs, CO; Kim Renee (Kim Allan) Welsh of Falcon, CO, Karen Ellis of Colorado Springs, CO, and Stacy Jackson of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by her sisters Debi (Neil) Tringham of Alamosa, CO; Shelly (Herry) Andrews of Cheyenne, WY; Pam Pettengill of Round Rock, TX; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Unity North located at 13540 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, Fl on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm.
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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 12, 2013